Ironically, new technology has reinforced the nostalgic cultural gaze: now that we have instant universal access to every old image and recorded sound, the future has arrived and it‚??s all about dreaming of the past. Our culture‚??s primary M.O. now consists of promiscuously and sometimes compulsively reviving and rejiggering old forms. It‚??s the rare ‚??new‚?? cultural artifact that doesn‚??t seem a lot like a cover version of something we‚??ve seen or heard before. Which means the very idea of datedness has lost the power it possessed during most of our lifetimes.
It's obvious that for all the industry connected individuals this change is something dramatic and they are loosing their ground, but once they start to think in the wider perspective they can't deny that what's going on here is something important and inevitable. For all the skeptics saying that this change is in fact a regress i must say that they are wrong.. and right.
Fact that there is so much various in quality data available online is only imprinting on the viewers necessity to be decisive of what they are listening/viewing/linking, instead of just nodding the head in approval of what's the industry is giving them, the basic skill we almost lost while being bombarded by the media. On the other hand the quality of that data decreases - so you might have feeling that we are regressing, up to a point where the badly constructed toy is being disassembled to basic pieces and being under construction in a complete different way, so finally it works much better, but that obviously takes time.
Everything has it's flaws and if you change something you will fail lot's before doing it correctly, but let's face it, industry such as Hollywood has nothing more valuable to say (and did it ever had really?) so it's time to move on.